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I told him to kill you, you lying, renegade Injun—and if he couldn't, I can!

But he had seen some renegade priests and had despised them.

"One does not hinder the other," said the renegade, dissembling.

"I have saved you from his infernal machinations;" said the renegade.

But for thee, proud man, I might have been a hero, and for thee I am a traitor and a renegade.

Had it not been for the quick action of the renegade all might have been lost.

It turned out that the girl was the man's daughter, and he was a renegade from Ceuta.

For a spell she stood there with horror and loathing of that renegade corsair in her soul.

Look at those renegade 296 Mexicans, every man armed by you with a rifle and a revolver!

In Ireland his life was forfeit, Great Britain counted him renegade and traitor.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "apostate," probably (with change of suffix) from Spanish renegado, originally "Christian turned Muslim," from Medieval Latin renegatus, noun use of past participle of renegare "deny" (see renege). General sense of "turncoat" is from 1660s. The form renegate, directly from Medieval Latin, is attested in English from late 14c. As an adjective from 1705.

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